Fragor Prime Melee Weapon Guide

Warframe Fragor Prime

The Fragor Prime is the prime variant of the Fragor which has increased critical chance but has a slow attack speed with an innate passive of having a default starting combo counter of 30 hits.

Often the original Fragor is the first hammer most Tenno uses in their early stages making the fragor prime a common weapon for most Tenno to have in their arsenal.

Those who use the Fragor Prime however find it a powerful critical based weapon making every hit although slow sends enemies flying.

How To Get Fragor Prime?

The Fragor Prime being a prime weapon can only be attained by opening relics of the corresponding weapon part to complete the set composed of the Fragor Prime blueprint, Fragor Prime Head, Fragor Prime and Fragor Prime Handle.

Fragor Prime Blueprint

  • Lith F1 (Rare)
  • Meso F1 (Rare)
  • Meso H1 (Uncommon)
  • Neo S8 (Uncommon)
  • Axi A7 (Uncommon)

Fragor Prime Head

  • Lith V7 (Common)
  • Neo H1 (Common)
  • Axa A1 (Common)
  • Axi B2 (Common)
  • Axi H1 (Common)
  • Axi H1 (Common)

Fragor Prime Handle

  • Lith V1 (Rare)
  • Lith V8 (Uncommon)
  • Neo T1 (Uncommon)
  • Neo V6 (Uncommon)
  • Axi C2 (Uncommon)
  • Axi N4 (Uncommon)

Crafting Requirements

Fragor Prime

  • 15,000 x Credits
  • Fragor Prime Blueprint
  • Fragor Prime Head
  • Fragor Prime Handle
  • 10 x Orokin Cell

Fragor Prime Stats

The Fragor Prime is a Tenno is a high impact hammer with a 100% increased base critical stats compared to the original Fragor along with a slight improvement on damage. This weapon has the third highest base damage of all hammers in Warframe.

PrimaryValue
Attack speed0.800
Blocking Angle50.0
Combo Count30.0
Combo Duration5.0
Critical Chance40.0%
Critical Multiplier2.5x
Follow Through0.4
Range2.60
Slam Attack810
Slam Radial Damage270
Slam Radius9.0
Slide Attack540
Status18.0%
Damage 
Impact189.0
Puncture40.5
Slash40.5
Total270
Heavy Attack 
Damage1620
Slam Attack1350
Slam Radial Damage1350
Slam Radius10.0
Wind Up1.2

Fragor Prime Builds

Critical Build

The Fragor Prime initially has one of the highest base damages amongst all of the the other hammers in the game which gives it an edge over almost any melee weapon. With this damage we also make use of its high critical chance as well as its high critical damage multiplier. Adding the Organ Shatter and True Steel mod push this weapon more towards its critical edge while Berserker helps us maintain speed.

This build makes use of the Fragor Primes damage output and builds it up more to allow the weapon to do continuous critical strikes by advancing its critical chance to 88% and with the help of Blood Rush, it goes even higher. Since the Fragor Prime’s critical chance can go up to 88%, Blood Rush can cause your attacks to do high tier critical strikes as your combo increases.

Maiming Strike Build

The Fragor Prime’s Maiming Strike build sacrifices its elemental prowell and retails its physical damage but with the help of Heavy Trauma (or Primed Heavy Trauma) we get a large boost in damage. Spoiled Strike is added to the build to further increase the damage while Berserker is set in to counteract its reduction to attack speed.

With this build, you can do significant damage due to the mods equipped as well as the weapon’s base damage and critical attributes. Maiming Strike works as either a spin to win option or a combo finisher that you can insert into your combos as you fight enemies.

The addition of the accumulated combo meter adding to critical chance, the weapons critical chance and the Maiming Strikes critical spin attack allow the Fragor Prime to deal devastating damage to enemies.

Status Chance Build

As an upgrade from its predecessor, the Fragor, this weapon has an increased status chance which can be modified to reach a good 68.4% which is pretty high for a melee weapon that is meant for critical builds. The Fragor Prime will be capable of inflicting status effects at a good chance due to the build.

Combining the 60/60 mods, you get 2 elemental combinations to go along with the status chance. We have added Weeping Wounds to further increase the status chance when your combo meter is active. In the event that you do not have Weeping Wounds, you can substitute it with a mod for attack speed such as Berserker or Fury.

Due to the high status chance and/or attack speed depending on if you replace Weeping Wounds or not, this build is capable of inflicting status effects easily with a high chance per hit.

Hybrid Build

For those that like to mess around with their targets, a hybrid build is available. This combines both critical capabilities and statu chance infliction. You will be able to deal damage from multiple sources with this build which include critical strikes, damage from status effects, damage over time from certain types of statuses.

The main use of this build is to deal a good amount of damage, bypassing enemy defenses depending on the status effect you can inflict in order to deal successive damage to the enemies. A few whacks from the Fragor Prime will surely inflict enemies with a status effect and afterwards, you can finish them off with your critical strikes.

Gladiator Build

The Gladiator Build is an altered version of the Critical Build but has certain mods swapped out and other retained in order to focus purely on dealing critical damage. This marks use of the Gladiator mods different stats as well as their set bonus which works similarly to Blood Rush. The combination of Blood Rush and the set passive of the Gladiator mods can ensure you will be seeing red crits in no time.

In order to keep your damage up, all you need to do is continue hitting enemies and your combo meter will rise. While it rises, the Fragor Prime will begin to deal more damage due to the combo meter. In addition, since you have the set bonus of the Gladiator mods and the Blood Rush mod, your critical chance also increases with the combo meter.

For this build, the more hits you can get means the higher your critical chance will be. You can maintain the combo meter by continuously attacking enemies and by using the Naramon school.

Riven Mods

Core Riven Stats

The Fragor Prime has the third highest base damage amongst the other hammers which gives it a good amount of raw damage to work with. Having a riven that can further boost its ways to deal damage will allow you to deal a large amount of damage in a little amount of time. With the Fragor Prime, you will mostly want to focus on critical damage but other builds also work well with its base stats.

Top Tier

The Fragor Prime can perform exceptionally with these certain stats increased from a Riven mod.

  • Damage
  • Critical Chance
  • Sliding Damage
  • Harmless Negative

High Tier

The Fragor Prime can perform well given the following stats for its Riven mod

  • Sliding Damage
  • Elemental Damage
  • Harmless negative

Acceptable Negative Stats

  • Negative faction stats are acceptable as this reduces the damage output to only one type of enemy but regardless of which enemy that is, the Fragor Prime is sure to deal a good amount of damage to all enemies.
  • Negative attack speed may be a hindrance to most players but with Fragor Prime’s other stats, this has been well made up for. Using an attack speed increasing mod such as Berserker or Fury will be able to compensate this while using Arcane Strike will make the reduction seem like nothing.

Bad Negative Stats

  • Negative damage will definitely be a no for this weapon as the higher the base damage, the higher the amount that is reduced. You want to retain as much of the base damage as possible.
  • Negative fire rate is problematic for this weapon since it already has a slow fire rate lowing its DPS significantly.
  • Negative critical chance may ruin most of the builds and since one of the best features of the Fragor Prime is its critical chance, this can severely ruin its damage output and reduce the number of critical strikes that you can deal.

Useless Positive stats

  • Status duration may be good for some builds but when it comes to the Fragor Prime, you won’t be hitting an enemy then waiting it out, you will continuously attack them until they die. You can survive without the additional status duration and instead focus on something that actually contributes more.
  • Finisher damage may be good for a person who intends to repeatedly use a finisher during a mission which may work well for a stealth build but this will take up a lot of time. Instead of focusing on finishers, you can deal much more damage with successive critical hits.

Final Thoughts

Hammers possess some of the highest base damage in the game and the Fragor Prime is no exception. While most hammers would be thought to be heavy, you can modify the Fragor Prime to actually swing faster. Along with the different combos that are provided by stance mods, this weapon excels pretty much everywhere.

Crushing Ruin is a great stance for this weapon as it allows the Fragor Prime to easily initiate attacks. With such reach on the weapon (even without range increasing mods) you can easily move up to an enemy and attack it. The Fragor Prime was thought to merely be one of the earlier prime weapons which were made for their looks but it turns out that its elegance is also matched by its deadliness.

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